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Bienvenido a El Cielo por el Chef Masa!

We’re an exciting new restaurant in the heart of Waikiki, located on Lewers Street.

We specialize in assortment of Spanish Tapas and exotic Spanish Wines.


 The meaning behind our restaurant El Cielo, if translated is Sky or Heavens. However, to Chef Masa he envisions much more to that. His passion and dedication to his craft within the culinary industry has been enrooted within him from an early age. When he envisioned El Cielo, he looked to the sky for endless potential and possibilities.

 El Cielo can define his limits to his love and creativity of his art which translates within each dish that he presents to you.


 Essentially El Cielo to us is the limitless potential and possibilities, skies the limit.


How It All Began

Masa Arnaldo Gushiken was born in 1976 in the country of Argentina. He spent majority of his childhood in Argentina up until the age of 12. His family then moved to Japan where he lived there up until the age of 25.

 However, that’s where he got his first glimpse of the restaurant industry, he got his very first job in a restaurant in Japan at the age of 19 in a Michelin star restaurant.


When Masa reached the age of 25, he then took a leap to gain a new perspective and decided to move to the United States, he choose to work in Los Angeles to train at a bistro to see a new side of the restaurant industry.


 With his new knowledge and perspective of the restaurant industry he gained he then decided to move back to Japan at the age of 30 where he landed his first Executive Chef position at a Spanish restaurant. There he founded a new love for the Spanish Cuisine and was intrigued by the Cuisine.

So intrigued at the age of 32 he invested himself to travel to Spain to immerse himself in the cuisine.


With all the diverse experience he has gained over his career he decided to take his career to the next step and move to Hawaii at the age of 37.

There is where his career flourished and was the Executive Corporate Chef. However, his true dream was to always create something for himself.


Then at the young age of 45, he achieved his dream of opening to what we know today as El Cielo.

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Our heavily driven and passionate Executive Chef and Owner, Chef Masa 'Arnaldo' Gushiken, has been in kitchens around the world from local favorites in Hawaii to internationally from his hometown in Argentina, to Japan, and even in the states like California.


Our menu is inspired from his personal journey of his career bringing in traditional Spanish dishes with his own personal touches.


I'm so excited to start the restaurant I have envisioned for so long.
I will retain the best of traditional Spanish cuisine while adding my own twist to bring you a new style of Spanish cuisine.
Please come and visit us! I welcome you with my wonderful team!

- Masa Arnaldo Gushiken -



For inquiries or requests, please fill out the form below and send it to us. For reservations, please visit our reservations tab or give us a call. 


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